Navigation Links
Sudanese 'lost Boy' Who Became Finance Minister to Receive Prestigious Alumni Award from Johns Hopkins

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) March 07, 2013

Abraham Akoi, on a life’s journey that has taken him from surviving as one of South Sudan’s “lost boys” to later serving as that nation’s minister of finance and economic planning, will receive the Knowledge for the World Award from the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association on March 7, 2013.

Akoi will be honored at a 6 p.m. event at the Harbor East campus of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, 100 International Drive in Baltimore. He earned his dual Master of Business Administration/Master of Arts in Government degree in 2010 from the Carey School and JHU’s Krieger School of Arts & Sciences.

The Knowledge for the World Award, given to alumni who exemplify the Johns Hopkins tradition of excellence through their professional achievement or humanitarian service, is one of the most prestigious bestowed on graduates of the university. Akoi is the first Carey Business School graduate to be named a recipient of the award.

At age 11, Akoi fled his war-torn village in South Sudan. He walked to Ethiopia, and after losing family members in the civil war and living for 10 years in refugee camps, he arrived in the United States in 2001 as one of the orphaned “Lost Boys of Sudan.”

Akoi thrived in his adopted homeland, earning a degree in history and economics from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and then his dual degree from Johns Hopkins. He studied in China and India during his undergraduate period, and has held internships with the Jimmy Carter Center in Atlanta and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs. Several years ago, he turned down corporate job offers so he could return to South Sudan and help rebuild the government, serving as a finance adviser at the request of the country’s president.

His humanitarian work also has included volunteer community efforts in New Orleans; Jackson, Mississippi; and Kingston, Jamaica. In addition, he has served as a consultant to the World Bank.

The March 7 event on the fourth floor of the Carey Business School is scheduled to begin with an alumni reception at 6:00 p.m., followed at 6:30 p.m. by remarks from the Carey School’s Dean Bernard T. Ferrari, Associate Professor James Calvin, and then Akoi. The reception will resume at 7 p.m.

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Israeli Ministry of Finance Hosts Israel Investment, Innovation and Trade Forum in New York
2. A Genetic Approach For Crohns And Colitis Disease Is Financed By The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation
3. Oxford Finance Completes $271.4 Million Securitization Transaction
4. Ultragenyx Appoints Shalini Sharp as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Finance
5. Oxford Finance and Silicon Valley Bank Provide $15 Million Senior Credit Facility to NanoString Technologies
6. Oxford Finance Provides $15 Million Senior Secured Credit Facility to Private Equity Backed Healthcare Services Company
7. Il Ministero della sanità canadese ha concesso le indicazioni sulla salute rivendicate da cinque formulazioni probiotiche di Lallemand
8. Honble Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh Inaugurates TERIs Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) 2013 on Global Challenge of Resource-Efficient Growth and Development
9. Jaipal Reddy, Honble Minister of Science and Technology & Earth Sciences, Inaugurates the International Bioenergy Summit in Delhi
10. KGI Selected to Administer PSM Affiliation Process
11. Young Pathologists Receive Awards for Research
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/23/2016)... SILVER SPRING, Md. , June 23, 2016 ... evidence collected from the crime scene to track the criminal ... sick, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses ... Sound far-fetched? It,s not. ... whole genome sequencing to support investigations of foodborne illnesses. Put ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016   EpiBiome , ... secured $1 million in debt financing from Silicon Valley ... up automation and to advance its drug development efforts, ... new facility. "SVB has been an incredible ... the services a traditional bank would provide," said Dr. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. , June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... offering new biological discoveries to the medical community, has ... and co-founder Matthew Nunez . "We ... provide us with the capital we need to meet ... funding will essentially provide us the runway to complete ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... Velocity Products, a division ... tuned and optimized exclusively for Okuma CNC machining centers at The International Manufacturing ... collaboration among several companies with expertise in toolholding, cutting tools, machining dynamics and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:4/26/2016)... India and LONDON ... Infosys Finacle, part of EdgeVerve Systems, a product ... and Onegini today announced a partnership to integrate ... solutions.      (Logo: ... to provide their customers enhanced security to access ...
(Date:4/14/2016)... BioCatch ™, the global ... the appointment of Eyal Goldwerger as CEO. ... Goldwerger,s leadership appointment comes at a time of significant ... of its platform at several of the world,s largest ... unique cognitive and physiological factors, is a winner of ...
(Date:3/23/2016)... , March 23, 2016 ... erhöhter Sicherheit Gesichts- und Stimmerkennung mit Passwörtern ... (NASDAQ: MESG ), ein führender ... das Unternehmen mit SpeechPro zusammenarbeitet, um erstmals ... Finanzdienstleistungsbranche, wird die Möglichkeit angeboten, im Rahmen ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):